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One Extra Degree

Makes All The Difference

"At 211 degrees water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive.”

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"If you are looking for someone who can guide your development programs to the highest level of sincere philanthropy, then look no further."

Lance Secretan - Advisors to Leaders, Founder & CEO, The Secretan Center Inc.

One Extra Degree Makes All the Difference.

Sam Parker and Mac Anderson inspired my company name as well as how I approach raising money. They wrote a little book called 212—The Extra Degree. The concept is simple: “At 211 degrees water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive.” That one extra degree makes all the difference in whether you have an ok development program or a really, really great one. The kind that the industry talks about. The kind that people read about. The kind that colleagues call you about and ask, “How in the world did you do that?”

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My experience helping organizations like yours reach unprecedented levels of success is the bone-deep belief that every organization – including yours - can attract transformative and amazing gifts. But it takes focused hard work and, most importantly, planning. The real secret though is making sure those plans get implemented. That’s where I come in. As your partner, I’ll help you go from good to really great!

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My Approach

I partner with not-for-profit organizations to build sustainable strategies and programs that raise more money. Over the last 25 years, I've helped raise more than $100 million for not-for-profit organizations like PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System and Sun Health along with several smaller not-for-profits throughout the United States.

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